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The Torborg firing/McKeon hiring revisited

Whenever a manager is replaced, it takes at least a
week for the dust to settle. Well, things are still
pretty dusty in Miami, where Jeff Torborg was axed by
the Marlins over the weekend and replaced by Jack
McKeon.

  • Mike Berardino of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel
    believes that Torborg was set up to fail by the
    Marlins and has some unpleasant things to say about the
    current management team running the Florida operation.
    He reports that management consistently went against
    Torborg's wishes and forced its own personnel
    decisions on him, usually compromising his ability to
    manage in the way he wanted.

  • Greg Cote of the Miami Herald writes that the
    so-called "hiring guidelines" that baseball uses in
    the pursuit of diversifying the ethnic origins of
    their managers are nothing more than a complete
    charade. The Marlins have come under scrutiny for not
    following these guidelines in the hiring of McKeon.